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Weekly News Round-Up for August 3rd
posted by: Melissa | August 03, 2018, 01:28 pm   

Each week, ASTA brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, a school district abolishes snow days, a new CTE law, and Kentucky’s largest school districts fights to stay independent.

 
Important Questions to Ask Your Students
posted by: Melissa | August 02, 2018, 03:44 pm   

This was originally posted on Edutopia.com on July 30, 2018


Resilience and motivation come from having a sense of purpose, believing you have value to others, and engaging in acts of service that confirm that value. When these point in a positive direction, children gain momentum and positive accomplishment; when they don’t, we see downward spirals and increasing distance from college, career, community, and life success.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for July 27th
posted by: Melissa | July 27, 2018, 03:10 pm   

Each week, ASTA brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, funding changes for New Mexico and New Jersey, a controversy over a wrestling teacher, and more!

 
Now’s the Time to Make Your Communication Plan!
posted by: Melissa | July 25, 2018, 02:25 pm   

If there is one thing that can make or break a school year, it’s how well a teacher manages to communicate with parents. A healthy, open line of communication can make parents your greatest ally and provide them with the tools they need to help their children succeed. When parents are asked what they want from their child’s teacher, inevitably better communication is one of the top responses – even when students are in high school!

 
An Open Letter to Arkansas Education Professionals: Teacher Freedom Now Rings Across Our Nation
posted by: Melissa | July 23, 2018, 02:10 pm   

The recent US Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME in favor of Mark Janus impacts education professionals across the nation. As the executive director of the non-union Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA), I am reaching out to you to start a discussion about what this means for public school educators. Before the ruling, millions of public school employees were required, yes required, to pay dues to a teacher union as a condition for employment.

 
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